October 2011 Archive

Yes you read it right, a whole amazing island built right on a beautiful yacht

Yes you read it right, a whole amazing island built right on a beautiful yacht. Created by UK-based yacht design company Yacht Island Designs, bringing a whole island onto a ...

Open Source Hardware: A Design For Life

On a farm in the midwest of America a group of scientists, engineers, farmers and DIY enthusiasts are creating the Global Village Construction Set - an open source, low cost, ...

Are we being naïve about nivea?

By Pat Thomas Behind the label: Nivea Moisturising Lotion INGREDIENTS:Parafinnum liquidum, PEG-150, methylparaben, butylparaben, ethylparaben, isobutylparaben, propylparaben, simethicone, BHT, parfum, limonene, geraniol, linalool, hydroxycitronellal, hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexane carboxaldehyde, citronellol   <iframe id="I1_1319974228465" title="+1" style='border-bottom-style:none; border-left-style:none;border-right-style:none;border-top-style:none; ...

Freedom to create, censorship and the future of Sri Lankan cinema: an anecdote

Chaminda Weerawardhana  1 Jul, 2010 NB: The following is a brief (and therefore rather incomplete) note on the censorship and state-control imposed on present-day Sri Lankan cinema, where filmmakers are forced ...

Titus Thotawatte: The Final Cut

Nalaka Gunawardene   20 Oct, 2011 Titus Thotawatte, 1929 – 2011 Emmanuel Titus de Silva, better known as  Titus Thotawatte, was the finest editor in the six decades long history of the Lankan ...

Reflections on Issues of Language in Sri Lanka: Power, Exclusion and Inclusion

Prof Sasanka Perera  24 Oct, 2011 Photo credit Dinuka Liyanawatte / Reuters, from Time magazine. Keynote address delivered on 17th October 2011 at ‘Language and Social Cohesion: 9th International Language and Development ...

World’s first drug ‘that could stop cataract blindness’

PTI In what could be called a major breakthrough Australian scientists claim to have created the world’s first drug which can prevent blindness from cataracts. This photo shows a novel cataract ...

‘Why is cleverness frowned upon?’ – Great Article on the Dumbing Down of Children

I’ve came across this article from The Independent describing the “non-learning” happening in UK schools. Funny, we the same phenomena is happening in North America. Why is cleverness frowned upon? Tom Hodgkinson ...

Mind Control Theories and Techniques used by Mass Media

By VC | April 28th, 2010 | Mass media is the most powerful tool used by the ruling class to manipulate the masses. It shapes and molds opinions and attitudes and ...

No TV for Children Under 2, Doctors’ Group Urges

Hippa Hippa Hey, one of the many shows directly marketed to toddlers In the past few years, a new kind of specialty TV channel has been inserted in regular programming: TV ...

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